The Great Lakes Cruising Club will hold the 2019 Lake Superior Rally at Silver Bay Marina (S-183). The rally arrival day is Friday, August 16, and departure day is Sunday, August 18, 2019. Early arrival on Thursday is optional. Port Captains will greet you at the registration table, starting Thursday at around 1500 in the Gazebo/Pavilion. Our theme for this year’s rally is Lay Back/No Worries and activities are planned to help everyone lay back and get to know the new people as well as visit with old cruising friends. Please click here to read more!
Today we are welcoming newly appointed Deputy Port Captains for Lexington, Mich. (H-54), Sam Webster and Charlene Blondy. Please say hello when you are in the area!
Sam started boating on the St. Clair River at age nine in a 10-foot rowboat with a 1/2 hp motor. He was a naval aviation electronics operator for the U.S. Navy in the 1950s. He joined the Detroit Yacht Club (DYC) in 1977 and cruised in his next three Chris Craft boats while serving on various committees at DYC as well as Fleet Captain in 1993. Please click here to read more!
A day in charming East Tawas / Tawas Bay, Mich. (H-63) is the epitome of a perfect summer day. This compact little town has everything you would want for the weekend within a two block walk. Remember, you’ll be on the sunrise side of Michigan, and watching the sun rise here is a delight. Treat yourself and your family to a genuine laid back summer weekend in a small town full of quaint gift stores, relaxing restaurants, old fashioned candy stores and ice cream parlors. Marion’s Ice Cream Parlor has been a staple of this summer vacation destination since 1945! The Ben Franklin is another staple to this town and worth the visit. East Tawas even has a small movie theater within walking distance from your boat. Please click here for more information, registration and agenda.
Let's give a hearty welcome to newly appointed Port Captains Leonard & Nancy Buchanan for Muskegon, Mich. (M-22)! The Buchanan’s reside in Grand Haven, Mich. They have been around boats and boating all their life. Nancy sailed a pram and a Sunfish as a child and teen, while Lenny was around runabouts and pontoon boats. They have been boating as a couple for almost 26 years. Please click here to read further.